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Black pastor slams Hasselbeck’s willful race ignorance: ‘Someone white would make that argument’

29 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

A black pastor explained to Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Thursday that she was wrong to assert that President Barack Obama had made the lives of black people worse, and that “someone white would make that argument.” In a recent interview with People magazine, the president and...

Top Stories: Voices On U.S. And Cuba; Licenses For AZ 'Dreamers'

30 minutes agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: The Boston Marathon bombing suspect is scheduled to make a court appearance; temperatures in the Arctic are rising fast; and Russian TV has a dramatic promo for President Putin's speech.

J.K. Rowling Calls for an End to Orphanages

“The solution is not pretty murals, or comfier beds, or teddy bears. The solution is no institutions.”

George Zimmerman tells pro-gun radio show: Get insurance before you kill someone in self-defense

32 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

George Zimmerman called the Armed American Radio on Sunday and held a pity party for himself. He told host Mark Walters and his guest, self-defense expert Massad Ayoob, that his life has changed so much since he fatally shot Trayvon Martin that he could scarcely remember what things were like...

Blowing Away The Competition? Texas Plumber Gains International Attention After Truck Shown Sporting His Decal In Syria

32 minutes agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Mark Oberholtzer, owner of Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City, has suddenly found his business advertised internationally. However, it is not quite the exposure that he was hoping for. A recent picture of the Islamic extremist brigade Ansar al-Deen Front in Syria shows their fighters firing an anti-aircraft gun mounted on a truck proudly displaying his […]

The Games of Our Lives

You are a customs official. It's the early 1980s. You are living in a grim East European country. Your job is to check the documents of visitors, immigrants, and returning citizens. You need the job because times are tight, and several of your family members are sick. Show More Summary

NYC subway extension may transform Manhattan neighborhood

34 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Work crews are scrambling underneath New York City to finish the city's first major new subway stop in 25 years, a fast-track project intended to revitalize a long-neglected slice of Manhattan. Show More Summary

These Celebrities Look Uncannily Alike

35 minutes agoNews : NewsFeed

With Orlando Bloom and Luke Evans sharing face time in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, take a look at other actors that you might have mistaken for one another

There’s just one problem with Putin’s joke about a ‘drunk’ journalist

38 minutes agoNews : BlogPost

Russian President Vladimir Putin had his annual televised press conference on Thursday. And it contained what appeared to be the perfect fodder for countless Russian jokes - including one by Putin himself. The president took a question from a local Russian reporter, who was slurring his words a little as he spoke. Show More Summary

The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand

Racked for years by a mysterious illness, the author of “Seabiscuit” and “Unbroken” has defied the odds to write indelible works of history.

Putin to 1.2K Journalists: Russia Is No Stuffed Animal

Vladimir Putin today gave his annual televised news conference, with his words described as defiant and patriotic. The New York Times calls his message an "acidic" one, noting he gave no indication of backing down—on Ukraine, or in terms of his anger toward the West. As for the economic...

A.M. Links: Sony Cancels Movie Release Over Terror Threats, Cuba Plan Sparks Debate, Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Due in Court

43 minutes agoNews : Reason

In response to terrorist threats, Sony has canceled the Christmas Day release of the Seth Rogan-James Franco comedy The Interview. According to U.S. officials, North Korea was "centrally involved" in the cyberattack on the company. "The...Show More Summary

Crime lab workers accidentally inhale "spice"

43 minutes agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Two Denver crime lab employees were rushed to the hospital after a bag of synthetic marijuana burst

About dozen pedestrians struck in L.A. County hit-and-run

46 minutes agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

At least three of them died; vehicle kept on going, then hit another vehicle head-on, police say

Swiss give positive lesson in negative rate policy

A safe-haven currency can invite economic trouble. The Swiss central bank is up to the challenge. It started with market intervention and has now introduced a negative overnight rate. The Swiss realise that money is more of a policy tool than a store of value.

Giudice Residence Raided By Feds, Cash And Kid’s Christmas Gifts Seized

51 minutes agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

As Teresa and her husband Joe Giudice look at serving out their prison sentences, having been found guilty on numerous fraud charges, their Christmas just got a whole lot worse as their family home was raided by federal agents this week, who seized property including cash and even Christmas gifts. Show More Summary

3 Dead after Driver Plows into Crowd Leaving School Christmas Concert

1 hour agoNews : Mediaite

At least three people are dead and nine more injured after a driver ran a red light in Redondo Beach, CA Wednesday evening and plowed into a crowd of people leaving a Christmas concert.

‘The Interview’ James Franco Gets Bodyguard After North Korea Bureau 121 Threats

James Franco has increased his security detail in response to The Interview release threats by North Korea Bureau 121. Sony has pulled the comedy which centered on the assignation of Kim Jong Un, the film will likely never be shown in theaters but could ultimately be released online. Show More Summary

World Traveler Finds His 'Elizabeth Gallagher'

If these two end up falling in love, you just know a rom-com is coming: Jordan Axani, 28, has successfully located a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to take a trip around the world. Axani began his quest last month on Reddit, explaining that he needed to...

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